Slavery, Culture, and Power in Colonial Mexico, 1640-1769
By Frank Proctor
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-4966-8 February 2011
This study explores the lived experience of slavery from the perspective of slaves themselves to reveal how the enslaved may have conceptualized and contested their subordinated social positions in New Spain's middle colonial period (roughly 1630"“1760s).
The Cosmos of the Yucatec Maya traces the implications of a previously unrecognized image of the solar year in the Madrid Codex to find new meanings in the Dresden Codex and the Maya calendar system and a regional settlement organization in Yucatan.
While most historians have argued that Díaz's reign owed its longevity to extralegal activities and personal appeals to loyalty, this study examines Díaz's successful manipulation of cults of the dead, hero cults, and national memory to shape the perception of his leadership.